Protect Wanaka

The new Tourism Minister has announced New Zealanders will no longer subsidise international visitors to the extent they have in the past. Stuart Nash has unveiled four key themes he will...

Opinion: Mark Sinclair discusses the dangers of big business deciding the future of communities. Covid-19  has had many negative impacts. But there have been some silver linings. One has been the...

Otago’s first region-wide greenhouse gas emissions report will be completed next year. Otago Regional Council strategy manager Anne Duncan said the council received six proposals to complete the baseline study and...

Will they compromise, will one back down or will the Lakes district end up with three international airports  a short drive from each other? Mark Price questions Christchurch International Airport Ltd project...

The Queenstown Airport Corporation’s Deputy Chair, Simon Flood, managed to achieve something today that his management team has so far struggled to achieve – credible communication. Speaking at a packed full...

The latest draft Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) Statement of Intent has been published by QLDC in advance of a vote next week by elected councillors and it offers major concessions that,...

A judicial review of decisions surrounding Wānaka Airport is expected to finish today. The High Court has been hearing the matter in Queenstown this week. The Wānaka Stakeholders Group is asking...

A group  representing nearly 3500 Upper Clutha residents opposed to the development of a second jet airport in the Queenstown Lakes district opened with its submissions in a High Court judicial...

A High Court case in Queenstown kicked off today with a blistering attack on Mayor Jim Boult, QLDC managers and the Queenstown Airport Corporation over “extensive secrecy” that a Wanaka residents...

Most Wānaka residents are unaware that Council is about to spend an additional $2.7m of ratepayers money to keep Project Pure clear of the proposed jet runway at Wānaka Airport, according...